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24 posts from May 2009

May 26, 2009

Gloucestshire Cheese Rolling - The sport of champions

From the Gloucestshire Cheese Roll on May 25, 2009.  It's sort of hard to comment on this except to say that this is one of the many reasons I love the English.

May 22, 2009

DIY Hobbit house in Wales


Simon Dale from Wales built this super-cool house in 3 months for a cost of approximately 3,000 pounds.  Check out some additional pictures and information here.

(from sfgate.com)

May 18, 2009

The Onion: "New 26-Foot Micro Marathon Hailed As Future of Running"

I assumed this is a shot at Twitter, but after listening to it I can't really tell.

May 17, 2009

Redesigned book covers by M.S. Corley

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If you haven't seen M.S. Corley's redesign of the Harry Potter book series, you've really been missing something. Yesterday he posted his newest set for the Narnia series, which is also absolutely brilliant.

See more great stuff on his blog.

May 16, 2009

Not sure what to be for next Halloween? Be a Tusken Raider!


The folks at Studio Creations have created the definitive 'how to' guide to creating your very own Tusken Raider costume. Wow, I really wish this had been around when I was 11.  My homemade costume didn't come out nearly this good!

May 14, 2009

No plans this weekend? Make some keyboard pants!


This seems like a great project for those with a Facebook addiction or a lot of time on their hands.  Imagine the envious looks you would get from fellow public transit commuters.  Personally, I think I would go with yellow keys on black pants.  Stylin'!

(via Forever Geek by Andy on 5/13/09)

New animated comedy from Mike Judge

I was a huge fan of King of the Hill so I'm happy to see that Mike Judge has a new animated comedy premiering this month on ABC. It's called The Goode Family and it's about a family of socially conscious do-gooders. Having watched the preview clip (above) I'm doubtful that it can top the brilliance of King of the Hill but I'm definitely willing to give it a try.

(via Very Short List)

May 13, 2009

The Onion: Classmates.com Employees Don't Have Heart To Tell CEO About Facebook

I <3 The Onion.

Employees at Classmates.com—an online service that enables users to find and communicate with people from their past for a monthly fee—have done everything in their power to keep the company's CEO from finding out about the wildly popular social networking site Facebook.

Full article

iPhone-controlled R2D2

Well, it doesn't get a whole lot geekier than this. I'm going to hold out for the iPhone-controlled C3PO myself.

(via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW))

May 12, 2009

Notebook as notebook computer

Noteboek from Evelien Lohbeck on Vimeo.

In this charming four-minute video, a Dutch art student named Evelien Lohbeck transforms an ordinary notebook into a notebook computer.

(via Very Short List)